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RHSA-2005-122: vim Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the vim packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Updated vim packages that fix a security vulnerability are now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

VIM (Vi IMproved) is an updated and improved version of the vi screen-based

The Debian Security Audit Project discovered an insecure temporary file
usage in VIM. A local user could overwrite or create files as a different
user who happens to run one of the the vulnerable utilities. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name
CVE-2005-0069 to this issue.

All users of VIM are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which
contain a backported patche for this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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